Advice for Scientists

MMata2

Marielena
Mata

The juggling act of work/life balance

This week I found a great article on work/life balance that actually aligns very well with my philosophy in this area (The 10 secrets of one Unflappable mother).  Most people will tell you that to have balance, you must set clear limits between your work and your personal life, yet I belie...


nick

Nick
Folger

Intro to Founder Blog

While my background is in corporate management, strategy, sales and marketing (and entrepreneurship!), I have spent the last five years of my life focused on one thing—trying to be helpful to life science postgraduates in their search for meaningful work. While Bio Careers was officially founded ...


nick

Nick
Folger

Find your Passion

Having talked with many life science employers and many scientist candidates for their jobs over the past five years, one overarching theme for successful candidates has come to mind. The most attractive candidates are those who have done the deep search to figure out what their “second passion”...


tony_fox

Tony
Fox

Just Do It

Nike did indeed precede me in establishing the title phrase of this blog.  However, it is a statement that we should remind ourselves to obey.  Several ideas and goals have been known to come and go simply because they are not pursued.  What exactly does a person have to lose when ...


rkr

Randall
Ribaudo

Business for Dummies

There was an article in the December 22, 2009 issue of the Wall Street Journal entitled “Doctors Seek Aid from Business Schools.” It spoke to the emerging realization by some medical doctors of the importance of getting business/management training in order to run a successful medical practi...


virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

A win-win situation

One of the things I like doing in my job is talking with the more junior students. In my current lab, we host 6-8 high school and undergraduate students each summer. They all get their own mini-project to work on for the two months, and we also organize a series of seminars during the course of the ...


marina

Marina
Enachi

How to Visit Booths at the Bio Careers Virtual Job Summit

Following the success of the first two Virtual Job Summits, Bio Careers is excited to present our third edition, the Bio Careers Virtual Job Summit Fall 2012. Several employers' virtual booths already opened for jobseeker review on August 1st with more coming in future weeks. You can learn more abou...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Following Directions

I was recently involved in the review process of the Summer Academy applications for my institution.  We accept around 50 scholars each summer for 10-12 week programs which consist of both high school and undergraduate students.  This is the first time I have been involved with this proces...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Letter to my Younger Self

I submitted an article to the Science club for girls website earlier this year.  The website states “Women who share a love of science, engineering and technology, who are in different stages of their careers, share with their “young selves” words of encouragement, glimpses into the futur...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

They love me…they love me not: why you did not get the job

How long is it now?  How many months of searching Monster, Biospace,  Bio Careers, LinkedIn and other sites looking for a job?  Six months, nine months, a year?  How many screening interviews, HR  conversations,  talks with CEOs, COOs, CFOs,  VPs?  Two intervi...